Shifting Roles at Zynga – Mark Pincus Steps Back from Day-to-Day Operations

Zynga founder Mark Pincus has decided to take a step back from the day-to-day operations of the social gaming giant. This move was apparently a long time coming, as he and CEO Don Mattrick had been working through a period of transition over the past 10 months: “I had wanted to stay on doing the product role for a while, because I wanted to put my hands on the product and make sure the company continued to also pursue its [...]


Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Commerical Shows Off Songs and Modes

Square Enix Japan uploaded yet another promotional video on its YouTube channel preparing Japan for this week’s launch of their 3DS title, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The montage shows off iconic scenes from past entries in the franchise and also highlights the various modes that will be available in the title such as the field mode and battle mode. Square Enix has also confirmed that the first DLC pack for the game, which comes with two bonus songs, will [...]


Lumena Bounces to iOS in May

Minimalist rhythm games are a dime a dozen, but Lumena is trying to do something a bit different. Minimalist titles don’t have much to go for, but this really brings back my nostalgia of the classic game Simon. The way Lumena will be different is that it works to combine color coordination with brick breaker by having the player time the shots of the wheel around them. I’ve included the trailer above so you can get a sneak peak, but [...]

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is Coming West

One of the biggest names in anime is coming west with Bandai Namco’s revelation today that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is being localized for the PS Vita. For those who haven’t heard of the show or the books, it was a big hit that dealt with characters interacting inside the various worlds of an MMORPG. It was a very controversial anime with many fans and many detractors, but ultimately the book’s concept worked well enough for adaptation into gaming. [...]

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Announced

I was quite surprised by Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. I had always had a natural distrust of any Pac-Man title that was in 3D. Since this was based on a cartoon as well my hopes weren’t very high. Fortunately Namco produced a surprisingly good platformer.  What really kept the game interesting was the variations of abilities Pac-Man would assume during levels and how they worked with the enemies inside. Expanding upon the simple ghost munching mechanics with complex abilities [...]

Amazon Deals Today Include Titanfall and Arkham Origins

Our on staff secret agents have sniffed out a number of deals that are going to take place today on Amazon. Some are already ongoing while others will trickle out throughout the day. This isn’t your typical bargain bin sale either. Big name games such as Titanfall, Arkham Origins, and even Turtle Beach Headsets are set to receive a deep discount at some point today. Check below for a the full list of games, links to each page, sale prices, [...]

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Confirmed For Western Release

Square Enix North America has just uploaded a brand new video on its YouTube channel, promoting a new title for the 3DS. And that game is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. That’s right, Square Enix has finally confirmed a Western release for the title this year. The trailer shows off new tracks (well, they’re actually old tracks that are new to Theatrhythm) including Figaro Castle from FFVI, and Someday The Dream Will End from FFX. Curtain Call will also feature [...]

REalM is an Indie Horror Game And First Game On The Square Enix Collective

I’m of the mind that fear isn’t based off of any pre-determined trigger. Sure, clowns are universally scary, but nightmares are all deeply personal, and there is a special curiosity with getting close to that which terrifies you most. Those were just thoughts in my head as I was looking at REalM, an indie horror platformer from developers Arbor Sheep and Authentic Illusions. You see, graphics are all fine and well, but the games that interest me the most are [...]


Tales of Hearts R Will Be Localized In Video From Series Producer

Don’t you just love the internet? Through it, your favorite game creators can make fun and silly videos in which they basically give you great news. In this case, Tales series producer Hideo Baba announces both his excitement for the upcoming Tales of Xillia 2 as well as announce Tales of Hearts R for PS Vita. Tales of Hearts R is an updated port of the DS Tales titles, Tales of Hearts, and features full 3D animations, voice acting, new [...]


New Kirby Triple Deluxe Trailer Celebrates Destruction

Well I was surprised when the new Kirby Triple Deluxe trailer blasted through my headphones with Mozart’s Requiem Mass “Dies Irie.” Yeah, it’s pretty intense, just give the video a click and awe. That’s really anyone can do in the face of pure destruction. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available for 3DS consoles on May 2nd.

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